The Cancer Tissue Bank (CTB) is a dedicated research collaboration between clinicians, scientists and patients at Barts Health NHS Trust. It will create a unique and vital resource for cancer tissue of all types for researchers at Barts Health NHS Trust and, its sister academic institution Queen Mary University of London, as well researchers across the whole world.
CTB was founded based on the feedback given to a number of clinicians at Barts Health NHS Trust. Patients and their relatives wanted to donate samples for cancer research but were unable to do so. There were questions being asked:
Thus CTB is an initiative based on patient, clinician and scientists desire to create a unique research resource where patients and their relatives can donate their samples in a standardised manner. The samples will be collected and stored with written informed consent based on an ethically approved protocol. This protocol and policy will be under constant review.
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